Well, relatively speaking – this is South Africa, after all.  Some rain, some wind, might wear a jersey.  But the studio is a long, drafty place to work in with cold water – I find even more excuses to put off throwing than normal.  Nico, on the other hand, being used to these conditions continues to churn out the pots – next market for him is Grahamstown in July.

Winter leaves and derelict equipment outside the studio

Winter leaves and derelict equipment outside the studio

 

A series of two different sized bowls thrown by Nico

A series of two different sized bowls thrown by Nico

Waxing pot bases and lids on a cold winter's afternoon

Waxing pot bases and lids on a cold winter's afternoon

Stoneware odds and ends - firing this on Monday

Stoneware odds and ends - firing this on Monday

 

Rather foolishly testing temperature and moisture with hand

Rather foolishly testing temperature and moisture with hand

Some small oxidation fired pots from last firing

Some small oxidation fired pots from last firing